A Jack Mason Adventure, Book 1
Welcome to London. A city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space.
Before his parents died Jack Mason was an acrobat, travelling around England in the circus. But when the world-famous detective Ignatius Doyle comes looking for a young assistant, Jack's new training begins. And when Scarlet Bell's father disappears, they are all plunged into a mystery so baffling that the future of the whole world may be at stake.
The Firebird Mystery, inspired by the great works of Victorian literature, is an action-adventure for readers of all ages.
Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in Melbourne.
'A fun story, easy to read and full of action. The action, by the way, is excellently written...Bonus points for being the first kids' book of its kind I've come across that gives mention to the suffragettes!' Books+Publishing
'Lots of mechanical mayhem and derring-do - breathless stuff.' Michael Pryor
'Non-stop action, non-stop adventure, non-stop fun!' Richard Harland
'Set in a fantastical London, filled with airships, steam cars and metrotowers stretching into space, this fast paced adventure and homage to the world of Victoria literature and Conan Doyle offers an enjoyable roller-coaster read for fans of Artemis Fowl and the Lemony Snicket series...[a] rollicking who-dunnit that will keep young Sherlocks guessing to the very end.' Magpies
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re glad Australian author Darrell Pitt grew up on a healthy diet of Sherlock Holmes and Jules Verne. The first book in his steampunk detective series starring acrobatic orphan Jack Mason and his brilliantly wacky mentor, Ignatius Doyle, is a fun, action-packed affair with old-fashioned charisma. As the unconventional sleuths race to find a beautiful teenager’s missing father, we are introduced to a dazzlingly imaginative world of man-made marvels and Victorian grit.
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The Firebird Mystery
I read the introduction for the book and scrolled down to see its category was crime so I downloaded it. I quickly realised that its a young adult novel. Nevertheless, I kept reading and totally enjoyed it. I think this is a great book for kids and young adults before they start on Sherlock Holmes.